9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Haridwar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi travel route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to New Delhi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to New Delhi, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in October: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gopinath Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mathura online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Mathura in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrindavan
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar day trip site .

You can drive from Mathura to Haridwar in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

2
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi day trip app .

You can fly from Haridwar to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Varanasi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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